Saturday, February 1, 2014
The short form is gaining ground as the ideal platform for exploring the relationship between dance and film. These filmmakers dare to push the envelope in original ways.
2412. John T. Williams, USA, 2013; 8m
A highly controversial and thought-provoking film based on the 1984 G. Edward Griffin interview with EX-KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov discussing ideological subversion in the United States.
Carly's Exit. Harry Amies, UK, 2013; 7m
A dramatic and passionate film about one of life's darkest subjects: A friend is in trouble, bent on self-destructing, but can one save her from herself?
Drawing Blank. Stefan Verna, Canada, 2012, 6m
An artist discovers a magical property inside a discarded ink sketch. A miniature dance partner comes to life through the world of paper and ink.
Healah Dancing. Eve Mcconnachie, Scotland, 2013; 5m
A study in motion as two Scottish Ballet dancers connect and disconnect. Erik Cavallari and Eve Mutso are the intense couple performing a duet of sensuous contact and electric fury.
Magma. Rannvá Káradóttir & Marianna Mørkøre, Faroe Islands, 2010; 6m
Shot in the extreme landscapes of the remote Faroe Islands far up in the North Atlantic Ocean, free of dialogue or narrative, this film creates a bizarrely hypnotic atmosphere that recalls images from Swedish master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.
Momentum. Boris Seewald, Germany, 2012; 7m
For some it is just an ordinary party snack, but for Patrick a tortilla chip started his moment of self-discovery. Through exuberant dancing he shares his inspiration and invites everyone to participate. Even his mother….”
Natural Selection. David Fishel, USA, 2013, 6m
This amusing film explores one woman's battle against rigid forms. Created for Dances Made to Order. World Premiere!
No More Worry, No More Blue. Kathy Rose, USA, 2013, 4m
Kathy Rose makes magic with her hand-made art. In this music video, she offers various visual interpretations of a poetic ballad by Greg Boyer. Here, images of water scenes, paper flying, mysterious figures in a surreal fantasy all combine to create a special universe.
Rooms. Paul Sarvis, USA, 2013; 6m
Two lives, a youthful one and an elderly one, are juxtaposed in separate yet interlocking images to suggest a relationship between the two even though one may not exist.
Rules Of The Game. Jeff & Rick Kuperman, USA, 2013; 9m
Trust between four factory workers is severely tested when management turns a watchful eye on them.
since you went. Ryan T. Smith & Wendy Rein, USA, 2013; 4m
Part dance film and part music video, set to the song “2 Hours,” by Vermont-based duo Let's Whisper, since you went follows the story of a couple where the passing of time, and the history of a relationship is measured in cups of coffee.
The Perfect Dance. Anne Elvedal, Norway, 2013; 9m
A woman tries to find a rhythm with different men, but fails again and again until she finds her own. A comic yet moving narrative about finding true love.